Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has inked an agreement with Al Khozama Company to manage and brand the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh.
The group will take over management of the upscale hotel in Q1, 2021. The property itself is undergoing an extensive guestroom and public area renovation, which is expected reach completion at the close of 2021. Following this, it will be known as Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh.
Al Faisaliah Hotel is found in the centre of Riyadh’s Central Business District. It offers its guests easy access to corporate offices, government buildings, high-end shopping, restaurants and cafés. It forms an integral part of the mixed-use Al Faisaliah Centre, designed by Foster & Partners.
As well as 321 rooms and suites, the property houses a selection of restaurants, lounges and bars, including the popular top floor venue offering breath-taking views of the city. Revitalised function spaces will cater to social events and business meetings, while an indoor swimming pool, male and female spa areas, and a fitness centre complete the leisure facilities.
CEO, Al Khozama Company, Khalid Abuhaimed enthused on the news: “The Al Faisaliah Hotel has been a leading light in Saudi Arabia’s hospitality sector since opening its doors 20 years ago. We are pleased to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to further develop the hotel and to create the most luxurious and sophisticated property in the region.”
Meanwhile, group chief executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, James Riley declared: “We are delighted to further strengthen Mandarin Oriental’s presence in the Middle East by introducing the brand to Saudi Arabia and bringing the Group’s legendary service to Riyadh. We look forward to collaborating with the Al Khozama Company in transforming the hotel into the city’s most exclusive luxury property.”